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 Collection: Texas Fashion Collection
Dress

Dress

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: Wilhite, Clifton
Description: Dress of printed cotton. The floor-length dress is of cotton with a printed geometric design of a lattice of black rectangles on white background. It is sleeveless, with black spaghetti straps. There is a wide black "belt" of "quilted" cotton just below the bust, with a bow in front. The dress has a center back zipper closure with two hook-and-eye closures at top. It is fully lined in thin white fabric. The designer's label is sewn inside bodice: "Clifton / Wilhite / Dallas"; a second label is sewn just below designer's label: "Lot 6464 Size 14"
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Hat

Hat

Date: 1935
Creator: Willoughby
Description: Hat of tan felt with cloche-style crown. Slightly turned up brim in back. Tan grosgrain and bow as trim around crown. Retailer's stamp on inside crown: "Made expressly for / Popular Dry Goods Co." Manufacturer's stamp on inside crown: "Willoughby" Size tag: "22 1/2 / Willoughby / Hat"
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Jacket

Jacket

Date: 1870
Creator: Worth, Charles Frederick, 1826–1895
Description: Jacket of black silk satin. The jacket, formed as a basque bodice with typical close-fitting achieved by seaming, has extended front panels and is edged with ivory lace. The jacket is embellished with dark blue velvet and olive brown chenille appliques of floral and leaf forms and black jet beading. Lined in ivory silk satin. Photograph is from the exhibition Haute Couture - The Great Paris Designers, held at The Grace Museum, Abilene Texas, October 17 - December 30, 2000, and shows jacket as displayed with a period hat (Accession #: 1981.015.001) and skirt (Accession #: 1967.025.099).
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Jeans

Jeans

Date: 1960/1969
Creator: Wrangler
Description: Pair of commercially produced Wrangler denim jeans that were found in the southern Rocky mountains across from Red River, New Mexico in the late 1960's. The pants had been bleached in irregular patterns by the sun, and had various worn and torn places. After discovery, the Wranglers were embellished with red velour fabric pieces to cover some of the worst structural damage, and with a commercially available embroidered butterfly patch added below waistband at center back. Labels: Evidence of rectangular tag having been sewn on right-side back pocket. Both back pockets have "W" stitching; Fly button engraved "Wrangler"; Tag sewn inside fly: "Wrangler / 30 x 34 / Sanforized / Made in U.S.A."; Zipper pull stamped "Gripper Zipper" and "Pat Pending"; Marked on left front pocket, inside pants: "GDW"
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Evening Gown

Evening Gown

Date: 2005~
Creator: de Diego, Marta
Description: Evening gown of heavy-weight bronze silk with metallic gold, red, green and brown silk embroidery. Strapless sheath silhouette trimmed with brown velvet above bust, and embellished with heavy beading at the bodice. Train cascades from inside back of bodice; multiple hook and eye closures with zipper; lined with orange acetate. Designer's label: "Marta de Diego"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000?
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Tunic-style evening dress of royal blue hammered silk. Full-length, narrowing to hem and with a slit up the side. Dress has a round neckline with hook-and-eye closure at back and has wide, straight, bracelet-length sleeves. Hand-written notation on the designer label: "8634 #2"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000?
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Evening dress of bright green hammered silk. The tunic-style dress is full-length, tapering to lower hem in a V-line and with a slit up the side. Rounded collar/neckline and long, bat-wing style sleeves. Inner attached shoulder pads. Hand-written note on the designer label: "8624 #2"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 1970/1979
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: a) Dress of purple, gold and silver metallic threaded lace over purple polyester gauze lining. Round neckline with keyhole opening. Front closure with snaps and hook & eyes. Knee-length. Short sleeved and gathered waist. Lined in purple silk. Designer's label at back neckline: "Oscar de La Renta" Union label at base of front opening with size "10" label attached. Retailer's label at hem: "Neiman-Marcus" b) Belt of purple suede with leaf and pinwheel design painted in gold and silver. Double-tongued buckle. Backing of black leather. Stamp on back of buckle: "10 237"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2005
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Dress of black silk taffeta and black and white cotton; strapless; full-length; bodice of black silk taffeta has uneven horizontal tucks creating a ruching effect across the ribs; bow at CF neckline; full white cotton lawn skirt gathers into waistline; black cotton lawn floral applique covers skirt; CB zipper; 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; first layer under skirt is sheer white nylon with 6" wide crinoline around inside of hem; bottom layer of skirt is heavy white silk with 6" wide crinoline encased around hem. Designer's label: Oscar de la Renta Size: "8" Origin: "Made / in USA"
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Dress

Dress

Date: 2000~
Creator: de la Renta, Oscar
Description: Dress of black lace and black silk chiffon laser cut floral fringe. Ankle length; bodice of black lace; round neck; sleeveless. Skirt of black lace with twelve tiers of laser cut floral fringe. Center back zipper and 6 hook and eye closures. Sixteen decorative lace covered button down back. Skirt lined in light brown; bodice partially lined in sheer black chiffon. With a sash of black satin. Designer's label at inside back zipper at top of brown lining: "Pierre Balmain" Style number tag on back of designer's label: "174 303"
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